Category Archives: Martha_Stewart

Love for Fabulous Attic Spaces!!

Ah, the attic. So much room and it’s so often left completely unused. Cruising around on Pinterest today I came across lots of wonderful attic spaces. What do you think??

An amazing closet!! The ottoman looks very similar to our Gimlet Ottoman.
(photo from Decor Pad)
A writing room fit for Pioneer Woman
(photo from Pioneer Woman)
 Extra sleeping space
Another cozy bedroom
(photo from desire to inspire)
Martha’s craft attic
(photo from Martha Stewart)
A woman cave in the attic!
(photo from arcilook)
Anything space! Love those floors!
(photo from houzz)

ROPE IT UP!!!

Who knew rope could be so versatile in home decor?! Lots of cute ideas!!

 Roped Table
(photo from Country Living)
 Rope Chandelier from Restoration Hardware
Rope wall
(photo from The Brick House)
This Rope Console Table is AMAZING!!
(photo from House of Turquoise)
Love these rope lights!!
This is such a cute idea from Martha Stewart!
It looks neat in just clear vases too!

Christmas Decorations!!!

Alright folks! It’s crunch time, time to get serious…. about Christmas decorations that is. If you are anything like me, having your house decorated for the holidays just adds to being in the Holiday Spirit. Here are some ideas if you need some decorating inspiration.

I absolutely love using pine cones for Christmas decorating! You can use them like this, put a bunch in a pretty basket or even get crafty and glitter ’em up! Some stores even sell bags of pine cones that are cinnamon scented. 
So festive! All the red, hanging stars and snowflakes. Love it!
(photo from Bibelot)
Such a wonderful idea for displaying Christmas cards!
(photo from Martha Stewart)
So beautiful.
(photo from Pinterest)
Decorative Christmas balls or ornaments in tall vases, bowls or fancy martini glasses are an easy but very fabulous decorating idea!
(photo from archinhome)
 Snowflake Curtain? Yes, please!
(photo from Bugs and Fishes)
 I just love this. So simple and so adorable!
(photo from Apartment Therapy)
Group and hang ornaments and balls from a chandelier!
(photo from Pinterest)

Celebrate The New Year With A Cocktail Party

New Years Eve is just around the corner and it is time to gather with friends and family to celebrate. Why not have a cocktail party? This is a great way to get everyone together. All you need to do is plan out how everything will work out for this special occasion. Let’s think about what your decor will be…


You don’t need to go to the store and purchase a ton of things. Try and see what you can use that you already have. On Martha Stewart’s website she showed ways to create streamer decorations with leftover holiday paper shown below. Click on the photo below to view instructions.

Pick a color and use it as your theme. Make everyone wear that certain color to make it interesting. The room below uses a dazzling purple hue and the decor is very festive.

Now, nothing is a New Year’s party without wine or champagne! It’s always nice to provide your guest with something new that they may not have tried before. There are billions of drink combination that you can indulge in. Don’t hold back, be the amazing host that you are! Here is a few I found to keep the party going.
Bellini

Ingredients:
2 oz peach juice or peach puree
4 oz Champagne
Preparation:
1) Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
2) Slowly add the Champagne.

Rose Berry Bliss

Ingredients: 
1 bottle Clos du Bois Rosé, chilled 
1 bag frozen blueberries 
1 container frozen pink lemonade 
1 liter lemon-lime soda 
blueberries for garnish
Preparation:  
1) In a large pitcher, mix the Clos du Bois Rosé, antioxidant-rich frozen blueberries and frozen pink lemonade together. 
2) Allow the flavors to marry in the refrigerator for an hour. 
3) Top with lemon-lime soda. 

The last thing you need to arrange before the night begins is some delicious and appetizing food. What kind of food should you cater for your guest? Nothing to large, go for bite size pieces that look like you took some time to make. The food will show your guest your appreciation for them joining you on that night. Anything dipped in chocolate always seems to be a hit. Try this recipe.

 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Ingredients:
16oz milk chocolate chip
2 tablespoons shortening
1 lbs fresh strawberries with leaves
Directions:
1) Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries. 
2) In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture. 
3) Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

If you need some extra seating or decor to make your night special, remember that High Fashion Fabrics carry’s an array of rental items for your party.